Features and Amenities:
- Location: Chianti, Tuscan Countryside, Florence
- Typology: Villa, Country House
- Condition: To Restore
- Size: 1250 mq 13455 sqft
- Land: 1 ha - 2,47 ac
- Bedrooms: 7
- Bathrooms: 6
- Number of buildings: 1
- Garden: yes
- Pool: pool not present, but can be realised
- Olive Grove: yes 5856 mq 63035 sqft
- Parking: yes
- Private access road: good access road
- Extra features: unique fortress style
Description in Detail
The beauty of the surrounding Chianti countryside, with the smoothness of its hillside; the olive groves and vineyards spread all around; the charming original stone walls with their 1000 years of history: all these features make Torre il Palagio a gem and a unique property.
Located about 20 km south Florence, not too far from the sought-after areas.
The Villa was originally a watchtower built around 1100. Due to its strategical position, it has been the main residence of important noble Florentine families since the XV century until the late ‘900, when it was purchased by the current owners.
The property is currently divided into two separate units, for a total of 1250 sqm, easily reconnectable: the main villa of about 900 mq and an apartment of about 180mq with its independent entrance.
The main entrance opens onto a charming portico that leads to a beautiful courtyard, equipped with a well and the original oven, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view above the surrounding hills.
The portico divides naturally the house in 2 area: the left side is where the owners currently live and the right area that needs renovation works.
On the left side we find: the living room with a charming stone fireplace, the kitchen with direct access to the courtyard; a second living room with a large stone fireplace with the access to the outdoor patio, utility room a study room with direct access to courtyard.
From the hallway going downstairs we find characteristic vaulted cellar.
The first floor offers a living room that connects the 4 bedrooms: the master bedroom with large panoramic loggia, an impressive stone made bathroom and three further bedrooms that share a bathroom.
The right area was used as studio and most of the rooms have been intentionally left unfinished in order to allow a potential buyer to restore them according to his/her personal taste.
There is a former kitchen with fireplace with the direct access to the loggia and three large laboratories.
Outside there is the possibility to recover an area of about 80 mq and make another apartment perfect for guest or staff.
The entrance to the apartment is through a nice entrance hall with an iron handmade staircase that takes to the apartment composed of: a large living room with a big stone fireplace a kitchen, one bedroom with en suite bathroom.
From the living room, a staircase leads to the second floor where you can find a bathroom and a large hallway furnished corridor with walk in closet doors. Through a few steps you get to the charming master bedroom, located inside the tower surrounded by stone walls and large windows that offer unique views of the surrounding countryside.
An hectare of olive groves, woodland and a large parking lot complete the property.
Because of its uniqueness, the property offers several possibilities of use, both of further fractionations either the realization of large and contemporary home.Its inner unique courtyard, its exceptional shape, the large bright rooms make this property truly unique, something of a kind difficult to find.
Villa Torre il Palagio will steal your heart as it did with ours.
Current State and Condition
The right side fo the villa was restored and the owner currently lives there. The left side is unfinished and needs renovation and cosmetics works.
The property requires renovation works and customization.
Land Registry Details
the house is up to code and ready for sale
Utilities and Services
- Water: connected to the municipal pipeline + well present inside the property
- Heating: LPG gas
- City: Florence
The property is located at the beginning of the Chianti area a 20-minute drive from Florence and 5 minutes from the first furnished town. It is ideal to live there both as a main residence either as a second home.